Dick Cavett made no secret of his tremendous admiration for Ray Charles, and had the trailblazing musician on his ABC talk show three times during its 1969-1973 run, including one appearance in which Charles was Cavett's sole guest for the entire 90 minutes. Charles' three visits to The Dick Cavett Show are collected on this two-DVD set, which takes the unusual task of presenting the complete shows as they were originally broadcast (minus commercials), rather than simply excerpting Ray's musical numbers.
This was the first of the posthumous releases in the Jimi Hendrix catalog and probably the best as it collected most of the studio tracks that were either completed or very near completion before Hendrix died…
Out of several live Hendrix albums, The Jimi Hendrix Concerts stands as one of the very best. Taken from shows at Winterland, The Royal Albert Hall, and from various venues in New York, Berkeley, and San Diego, the set includes hits like "Fire," "Voodoo Chile," and "Hey Joe," as well as fine blues like "Red House," "Bleeding Heart," and "Hear My Train a Comin'." Highlights include a definitive version of "Little Wing" and one of the most assured and driving versions of "Voodoo Chile" (these and four other stellar tracks come from what must have been an amazing concert at Winterland in the fall of '68). Another standout is "I Don't Live Today," which features a fine mix of jazz-inspired soloing and various feedback and distortion "tricks" (tricks that figure into Hendrix's way of "playing with the electronics," and which make up one of the more innovative aspects of his guitar playing). Hendrix gets adept and sympathetic support throughout from bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell (Band of Gypsies' bassist Billy Cox replaces Redding on "Red House" and "Hey Joe").
As the '60s came to a close, Jimi Hendrix pushed the boundaries of funk, rock and R&B with a brand new group, Band of Gypsys. Together with bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles, Hendrix unveiled stunning, newly written material across four shows at the legendary Fillmore East in New York City. Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69 marks the first time Band of Gypsys' first show has ever been released in its entirety, newly mixed by Eddie Kramer from the original 1" eight-track masters.
The legendary Rainbow Bridge Concert. Both the shows from Maui, Hawaii 30th July 1970. The acknowledged Holy Grail of all Hendrix fans and collectors alike. Limited edition 2 disc set with slipcase and a 6 page (12 side) front insert booklet.
Classic Artists could not claim to have a complete series on rock legends and their mark on the world of music without this film, the final word on guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix.
An exceptionally rare out of print Polydor release. Consists of all the uk singles including B-sides and rare mono tracks. Originally released on vinyl in 1983.Subsequently released on compact disc in 1985 in Germany only. Two disc set. One of the few releases from this era not digitally mastered by Joe Gastwirt.Instead, Carlos Olms of London Digitally Mastered this release. Superior sound quality. No clipping.
The Vietnam War was the first "television war." Night after night, the evening news broadcast the conflict into living rooms across America. As the country watched coverage of the fighting, Dick Cavett's late night talk show featured thoughtful conversations and debate about the war from all sides of the political spectrum, and revealed the public's growing unrest with Vietnam and the rise of strife at home. In conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon (April 30, 1975) and the end of the war, DICK CAVETT'S VIETNAM reexamines the conflict and its impact on America through the prism of interviews conducted by the iconic host of THE DICK CAVETT SHOW from 1968-75, when the show aired on ABC. Those interviews, combined with archival footage, network news broadcasts, and newly filmed interviews with Cavett and other experts, provide fresh insight and perspective on this controversial chapter of American history.